November 2019 Archives - Brake & Front End
Check Out The November Issue Of Brake & Front End Magazine

You can now access the interactive and easy-to-view digital edition of the November issue featuring articles on Customer Needs, GM Full-Size Truck Brake Job, Alignment Service, Brake Line Replacement, Nivomat Shocks, TPMS Curve Balls, Undercar Overhaul Tips and a host of tech tips.

Tech Tip: GM Stud Shearing Problems

Anchor transmission mount #2897 also fits 2000-2005 Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile vehicles with the 3.8L engine.

K-Seal SolvTec Tech Tip: Curing Heater Core Leaks

A classic sign of a heater core problem is when the inside of the vehicle’s windshield persistently keeps misting.

CARDONE Tech Tip: Installing Aluminum Brake Calipers

When you install the caliper, the banjo bolt gets fed through the end of the brake hose and mounts to the inlet of the caliper.

PRO Maxx Tools Tech Tip: Drill Bits Versus Machine Grade Tooling

The point and cutting edges are then ground for the correct size and application. That method is most often used for products where accuracy is not as important as just getting a hole in the material.

IPA Tools Tech Tip: Uneven Brake Wear

If a customer has uneven brake wear and you just assume it is a bad caliper and replace it, you may be guessing incorrectly. Imploded brake hoses and stuck proportioning valves produce hidden symptoms that are not easily diagnosed.

SKF Tech Tip: Replacing A Wheel Hub Flange, Bearing Guide

When replacing a press-type wheel bearing and hub flange, it’s important that all the wheel-end parts work together properly after reassembly.

Undercar Overhaul Tips

Suspension repairs are the “bread and butter” for most shops. But, the bread has changed from stamped steel to cast aluminum, and the butter is now thread locking compounds and high-end greases. Here are ten tips that can prevent you from getting toasted!

TPMS Curve Balls

When you think you know everything about tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), there will be a car or truck that pulls into your bays and challenges all of your knowledge and diagnostic skills.

Nivomat Shocks: Mechanical Load Leveling

The Nivomat system does more than just level the vehicle under load. As the load increases, the pressure inside the shock increases as oil is displaced from the reservoir to the inside of the unit, compressing the gas volume. This creates a progressive increase in spring rate and damping with little or no change to ride frequency.

Brake Line Replacement: To Bend, Or Not To Bend

No one can predict exactly when a brake line or hose will fail.

Maintenance Matters: What Winter Can Do To Battery Life

Most shops in colder climates start to see an influx of customers with battery service needs as the holidays approach. Perhaps more than any other maintenance category, being proactive about taking care of your customers with dying or dead batteries is essential this time of year.